Christmas Tree Safety Quiz - December 2013

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Christmas Tree Safety Quiz - December 2013

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Natural and artificial Christmas trees start an average of 250 home structure fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Try to select a fresh tree by looking for one that is green. The needles of pines and spruces should _____ and not ______ and should be hard to pull off the branches.
    • A. 

      Scrimp and not save

    • B. 

      Hold and not flex

    • C. 

      Bend and not break

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    On ______ species, a needle pulled from a fresh tree will snap when bent, much like a fresh carrot. Also, look for a trunk sticky with sap.
    • A. 

      Oak

    • B. 

      Sumac

    • C. 

      Fir

    • D. 

      Pine

  • 4. 
    Stand your tree in front of fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources. Make sure the tree blocks foot traffic and doorways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you use an artificial tree, choose one that is tested and labeled as _______ resistant. Artificial trees with built-in electrical systems should have the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) label.
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Algae

    • C. 

      Mildew

    • D. 

      Fire

  • 6. 
    Line-voltage holiday or decorative lights start an average of ______ home structure fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      170

  • 7. 
    Only use ___________ lights indoors (and __________ lights only outdoors).
    • A. 

      Indoor, outdoor

    • B. 

      Outdoor, indoor

    • C. 

      Outdoor, trap door

    • D. 

      Indoor, screen door

  • 8. 
    Also, use no more than three light sets on any one extension cord. Extension cords should be placed against the wall to avoid tripping hazards, but do not run cords under rugs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Avoid placing breakable tree __________ or ones with small, detachable parts on lower branches where small children or pets can reach them.
    • A. 

      Branches

    • B. 

      Markers

    • C. 

      Ornaments

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Turn off all lights on trees and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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